Review of operational clinical and patient care at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) opened on 4 October 2014 in a four-phased sequence that was completed on 16 February 2015.

Following the commissioning and operationalisation of FSH there was considerable media focus on:

  • specific patient examples pertaining to the quality and the delivery of clinical and patient care
  • complaints by clinicians of inefficiencies in the delivery of care
  • unexpected volume of patients being seen at the FSH.

In response, the Acting Director General, Department of Health, instigated an independent review. This review was undertaken by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and MMK Consulting, and assessed the hospital's processes, systems and practices against best practice and relevant standards.